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Year 9 Learning Plans

YEAR PLAN

Year 9

 

TERM

UNIT

ASSESSMENT TYPE

HOMEWORK  OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

Autumn 1

War Poetry

Reading Skills Assessment

War-based research;

Comprehension questions;

A ‘Wordle’ on a poem;

Preparation for debate;

War diaries / letters;

Personal response to poetry;

Write own war poem.

 

 

Autumn 2

Transactional Writing – Reports / Letters (Formal and Informal) / Reviews

Writing Skills Assessment

Writing with accuracy in formal and informal styles.

GCSE style tasks to be given for each writing style.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar revision guide.

 

Spring 1

‘Romeo and Juliet’

Reading Skills Assessment

Research origins of ‘Romeo and Juliet’;

Research staging techniques / metonymic set / props;

Practise performing a Shakespearean speech.

 

Spring 2

‘Romeo and Juliet’

Reading Skills Assessment

Analysis of key scenes;

Essay response using PEEL following new GCSE- extract question focusing upon character / themes within the play;

Practise performing a Shakespearean speech.

 

Summer 1

GCSE Component 1 – comprehension skills and narrative writing

Year 9 Examination (GCSE)

Writing accuracy exercises;

Creative writing;

Character description;

Use of devices;

Response to short stories;

Practice papers.

Summer 2

GCSE Component 2 – nonfictional writing styles

GCSE Assessment Criteria

Research formal and informal letter writing style;

Writing accuracy exercises;

Use of devices;

Practice papers.

 

 

 

WIDER READING FOR THE AUTUMN TERM:

 

 

WAR POETRY: Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon; Rupert Brooke, Jessie Pope; Simon Armitage; Sheers.

www.bl.uk/world-war-one (British Library resources) www.warpoetry.co.uk www.poetrybyheart.org.uk

 

Transactional Writing - WJEC Revision Guides – Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar – these can be ordered via the school payment system.